Hugh Greenwood BAPS neonatal skills course

Organisation:  British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

Organisers:  Tony LanderHaitham DagashKokila Lakhoo

Location:  COSECSA (every year), PAPSA (every 2 years)

Content:  Neonatal skills modules for training (bowel anastamosis, duodenal atresia model, pyeloplasty model, tracheo-oesophageal atresia model, gastrostomy model.  Animal tissue used for model creation.  More info and manual on BAPS website

BAPS Minimally Invasive Course

Organisation:  British Association of Paediatric Surgeons  

Course organiser:  Niyi-ade-ajayi

Content:  Basic laparoscopic skills and 5 basic conditions

Target audience:  Paediatric surgery trainees

Where offered: PAPSA every 2 years

DGH Providers Course

Organisation:  Royal College of Surgeons, GICS

Organisers:  Vrisha Madhuri, Richard StewartKokila Lakhoo

Target Audience:  Adult anaesthetist, general surgeon, orthopaedic surgeon

Location:  Vellore with plans to expand to other locales (twice yearly)

Content:  Train secondary level hospital adult teams to perform safe basic surgery in children 

BAPS Colorectal Course

Organisation:  Pan-African Pediatric Surgery Association

Organisers:  Richard Wood, Chris Taylor

Where offered:  PAPSA (every 2 years)

Content:  Course on all colorectal children’s conditions with emphasis on Hirschsprung’s disease and anorectal malformations

Organisation:  IPSAC-VN (International Pediatric Specialist Alliance for the Children of Vietnam)

Organiser:  Ai-Xuan Holterman

Content:  Standardised 2.5 day course on basic pediatric surgery skills.  The course teaches fundamentals in trauma and surgical emergency assessment, stabilization, management and transport of acutely ill infants and children.

Target audience:  Surgeons, pediatricians, and nurses in provincial hospitals.  The goal is to increase the competency of health care providers from District Hospitals in Vietnam where advanced pediatric surgical specialty care is lacking, and to promote the development of an infrastructure of training and patient care for pediatric surgical emergencies.

The WFSA currently offers several courses to improve quality and safety of anesthesia in LMICs:

  • Safer Anesthesia from Education (SAFE) Courses
  • Essential Pain Management Courses
  • Simulation Training
  • Teacher Training Courses

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